The TVweek: Sunday 29th November – Friday 4th December 2015

by | Nov 25, 2015 | All, TV Week


7.30pm Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber Channel 4 – Guy Martin is given unprecedented access to the aircraft, helping a select group of engineers prepare it for an ambitious farewell tour around of Britain. He also gets the rare chance to fly alongside the plane in formation, as well as taking the controls to try and ‘wheelie’ the 70-tonne aircraft along a runway. This 90-minute documentary is the definitive story of the Vulcan bomber, featuring expert contributions from Vulcan pilots and crew who faced the awesome responsibility of potentially having to drop nuclear bombs.

Notable Continuing Series: The Hunt, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             Homeland, 9.00pm, Channel 4


8.00pm The World’s Most Famous Train Channel 4 – Documentary that follows the stories of the staff and passengers – who in a world of budget, two-hour flights, are still willing to fork out £2000 for a 36-hour journey across Europe, without Wi-Fi or showers.

9.00pm The Murder Detectives Channel 4 – This dramatic new documentary series, airing across three consecutive nights, follows every twist and turn of a police investigation into the horrific murder of a teenager. Directed by Bafta award-winning director David Nath, the series was filmed over 18 months with intimate and unprecedented access to a police major crime unit in Bristol.


8.00pm Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas Channel 4 – n this three-part series, Kirstie brings together the cleverest crafters in the country under one roof. She also looks for inspiration from Switzerland – where Christmas starts in early December – learning how to make a show-stopping garland, boozy fondue and personalised paper-cut pictures. Home upcycling expert Jay Blades shows how a bookcase can be transformed into a doll’s house or castle – a jaw-dropping kid’s Christmas present for next to nothing.

Notable Continuing Series: Capital, 9.00pm, BBC1

                                            The Murder Detectives 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                               Catastrophe, 10.00pm, Channel 4


9.00pm This is Tottenham BBC2 – Documentary showcasing the extraordinary spirit of ordinary residents living in one of Britain’s most vibrant and challenging constituencies. In the 30 years since the Broadwater Farm riots, Tottenham has seen more than its fair share of national headlines – the missed child abuse scandals of Baby P and Victoria Climbie, the shooting of Mark Duggan, the 2011 summer riots. The challenges left in the wake of Broadwater Farm still resonate 30 years on. Many of those challenges land at the door of local MP David Lammy. He runs one of the busiest MP’s advice surgeries in the country and never knows who will come through his door next. There is Ruth, the heartbroken mother desperate to find out what has happened to her missing son, Kofi, whose entire family is packed into a one bedroom flat and whose wife is dying of liver cancer, and Koli, the feisty young Muslim mum who is fighting for her son’s life-saving operation.

Notable Continuing Series: The Apprentice. 9.00pm, BBC1

                                             The Murder Detectives 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                             The Affair, Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

                                             Peep Show, 10.00pm, Channel 4

                                             Nurse Jackie, 10.10pm Sky Atlantic

                                            Toast of London, 10.30pm, Channel 4


8.00pm The Secret Life of Six Years Olds Channel 4 – This episode meets the six-year-olds. Articulate and sophisticated, these children have had the benefit of two years at school and are beginning to focus much more on their own identity. Race, religion, love and death are all up for discussion in this episode.

Notable Continuing Series: 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4, 9.00pm

                                               First Dates, Channel 4, 10.00pm

                                               Detectorists, BBC4, 10.00pm

10.00pm Homeless at Christmas Five – Documentary series exploring the real-life stories of people who face a challenging festive season.


Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                         The Returned, 9.00pm, More4

                                     Peter Kay’s Car Share, 9.30pm, BBC1

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